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Dear Rochester Prep Families, 

Congratulations on kicking off the 2020-21 school year! Across our 55 Uncommon schools, the joy and resilience of our community is shining through as we launch into a school year unlike any other. Remote learning is off to a successful start with students participating in community meetings, connecting with friends and teachers, and exploring new books and ideas.

We have spent the summer preparing our schools for your child’s safe return (see photos above). We are so excited to welcome them back when we launch in person. As a reminder, remote learning will continue through at least October 5. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more detailed information related to our launch of hybrid instruction. Thank you for your continued partnership as we navigate this new way of doing school and being in community together. We recognize how much you as parents and caregivers are juggling during these uncertain times and we appreciate YOU!

School Updates

Rochester Prep Remote Meals:


Wellness Corner - Student and Parent Wellness Activity:

The new school year is here and there is no better time to prioritize family wellness! We are excited to share with you resources related to child, parent, and family self-care. Self-care is about HOW you take care of yourself, not IF you do. It is really anything that we deliberately do (or refrain from doing) with our own well-being in mind. 

Take some time to create a self-care plan for you, your child, and your family! 

15 Self-care Strategies for Families
Self-care for Parents

Vote to Make your voice heard:

One of the most important elections of our generations is coming up this November. Make sure that you’re not left out and your voice is heard! Who we elect as the next President will matter greatly in the area of education, women’s rights, immigration, prison reform, crime, healthcare access and so many other issues that impact our communities.

To help support you during this election year, we are excited to launch our Uncommon votes page! Please use this page to find info on voting deadlines and links to look up your registration status, register vote, and request your absentee/vote-by-mail ballots. Use this site to make a voting plan to ensure that your voice is heard!

Join Rochester Prep’s Family Champions:

Welcome Rochester Prep Families to a new school year! This year we are eager to launch our Family Champions initiative with the primary purpose of engaging our families as assets to student learning and development.

Join us for our first meeting of the year where you’ll have the opportunity to meet other Rochester Prep family members and learn more about our plans for the school year. Our first meeting will be held on September 29th at 6:00PM on Zoom. Please register here. After registering, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to participate in the meeting.

Family Champions will meet on a monthly basis, and you are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible to stay abreast of current news and hear about resources and opportunities available throughout our community.

Family Champions who attend 3 consecutive meetings will receive a  gift card as a token of appreciation for partnership when you fill out the feedback forms after each meeting.

We are excited to get  to know you and work together to make this year our best year! Contact Rochester Prep for more information at We look forward to seeing you soon.
If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Michael Blake
Managing Director of Operations, New York State
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